Meet the Team

ANAHEIM, CA

Curt Cress
  Curt Cress - Branch Manager/Aquatic Biologist

Curt has been employed in the aquatic industry for more than 30 years, 13 of those years with Marine Biochemists. Curt has a B.S. degree in Marine Biology from California State University LongBeach and AA degrees in Oceanography and biology.  Curt has been a Certified Lake Manager from NALMS (North American Lake Management Society) for several years. He enjoys salt/fresh water fishing, eating what he catches, coaching special needs basketball and family.

     
Mike Langlois   Mike Langlois - Assistant Manager/Service Manager

Mike has been with Marine Biochemists for over 24 years. He has a B.S. degree in Biology from UC Irvine.  Mike is responsible for construction projects to include large scale water circulation and pumping systems, design and maintenance of aeration and ozone generation systems, electrical repair, nutrient deactivation and large chemical applications. In his free time he likes to cook and ride motorcycles.

     
 Brian Riggers  

Brian Riggers - Sr. Crew Supervisor

Brian has been with Marine Biochemists for over 17 years. Brian’s duties include employee scheduling, maintenance of company application equipment, large application specialist, performing minor electrical repairs and special project coordination. Brian has a Qualified Applicator License with the State of California. On the weekend Brian is busy with family and all their sports activities.

     
   

Paul Garcia - Sales Representative

Paul is the newest member to the Anaheim team. Paul has been in the commercial pump and water treatment business for over 25 years. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami. He likes to spend time on his boat, fish, scuba dive and snow ski.

     
 Sergio Ayala  

Sergio Ayala - Service Technician III

Sergio is one of our highest ranking applicators. Part of his job duties involve training new service technicians. Sergio has been with Marine Biochemists for over 14 years. He has a Qualified Applicator License with the State of California. Before working for MB he was in the military and worked as a chef.  In his spare time he likes to go to Mexico to fish and cook authentic Mexican cuisine.

     
 Felix Cervantes  

Felix Cervantes - Service Technician III

Felix has been with Marine Biochemists for over 11 years. Before coming to Marine Biochemists, Felix worked on a homeowner association’s lake using a harvester to remove weeds. Felix services the Fresno area for MB, and has a Qualified Applicator License with the State of California. In his free time he likes to go to the beach, and spend time with his son and family

     
 Emilio Sanchez  

Emilio Sanchez - Service Technician III

Emilio has been with Marine Biochemists for over 7 years. He has a Qualified Applicator License with the State of California. Emilio plays drums for a Mexican band and in his spare time he likes restoring old cars, coaching youth basketball and fishing.

     
 Tony Mendoza  

Tony Mendoza - Service Technician II

Tony has been with Marine Biochemists for over 5 years. Tony services the Calabasas Lake for MB. He has obtained an electrical certification and has a Qualified Applicator License with the State of California. Tony enjoys watching sports, playing basketball and being with his family.

     
   

Carlos Rojas - Service Technician I

Carlos has been with Marine Biochemists for over 2 years. Prior to working at MB, he worked in the plumbing industry. Carlos has a Qualified Applicator License with the State of California. On weekends, he likes to watch sports, play drums and guitar, go to church and be with his family.

     
 Roberto Figueroa  

Robert Figueroa - Service Technician II

Robert has been with Marine Biochemists for over 1 year. Robert has a B.S. in Physical Geography from University of Santa Barbara. Robert has a Qualified Applicator License with the State of California. Robert likes to surf, BBQ and go fishing.

ELBURN, IL

 Douglas Wells  

Douglas Wells - Branch Manager

Doug has been with the Elburn, IL team since 2009. With a background in Marine Biology, he has become an expert in managing aquatic systems throughout IL and is responsible for account management and development. He enjoys spending time with his family, weight training, fishing, and classic cars.   

     
   

Marc Griffis - Crew Supervisor

Marc has been with the Elburn, IL team since 2009. Coming from a chemistry background, he brings a lot of talent in managing aquatic systems and customer service. Marc enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.

     
 Christopher Helfrich  

Chris Helfrich - Aquatic Service Technician II

Chris has been with the Elburn, IL team since 2013, first working as a seasonal employee and quickly joining the full-time staff in 2014. Chris manages aquatic systems big and small across IL and has become an expert in lake and pond aeration. Chris enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and golfing.

     
 Bryan Durancik  

Bryan Durancik - Aquatic Service Technician I

Bryan is the newest full-time member of the Elburn team joining in 2018. He has been a seasonal employee since 2013. Bryan has been running a service crew for many years and will smoothly transition into a great full-time employee managing aquatic systems across IL. Bryan enjoys spending time with his family, running, and the outdoors.

NORMAL, IL

Bill Hancock   

Bill Hancock - Branch Manager

Bill’s background is in water resources with an emphasis in wastewater treatment. He spent 10 years working with industrial wastewater treatment customers before switching to lake and pond management for the past 16 years. Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, and hunting and fishing.

     
 Wes Furman  

Wes Furman - Aquatic Service Technician II

Hired originally as a seasonal employee, Wes’s 9 years of experience has given him a good background in the servicing of the customers at the Central Illinois branch. Wes enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids.

JACKSON, WI

Marc Schmitz   

Marc Schmitz - Branch Manager

Marc has been with the WI team for 10 years. Coming from the education field, he brings a wealth of talent in the area of customer service and account management. He enjoys fishing and camping with his wife.

     
 Brian Suffern  

Brian Suffern - Business Development Manager

Brian is the longest member of the WI team with over 34 years of experience. Originally coming from a geology background, Brian has been a fixture in the aquatic plant management market. He is responsible for new account development, and is heavily involved with the large lake project side of the business. Brian enjoys spending time with his kids and working around his house.

     
 Tom Lloyd  

Tom Lloyd - Crew Supervisor

Tom has been with the WI team for over 19 years. With his natural resources management background, Tom has become an expert in managing aquatic systems throughout WI. Tom enjoys hunting with his father, spending time with his girlfriend, and playing with his dog.

     
 Erik Olsen  

Erik Olsen - Aquatic Service Technician I

Eric is the newest member of the WI team. Joining full-time in the beginning of 2017 after being a seasonal employee, Eric has quickly become a valuable asset for the WI group. With his environmental sciences background, he has adapted to running a service crew and assisting with the permitting system.  Eric enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, camping, and the outdoors.

     
 Jim Kannenburg  

Jim Kannenberg - National Manager - ICMS Services

Jim has been with the WI team in different positions for over 24 years. With a Biochemistry and Limnology background, mostly due to his time working as a seasonal MB employee in college, Jim has a great appreciation for the aquatic plant management industry. Based in Jackson, WI, Jim oversees all four services sites for the Marine Biochemists team. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hunting, and fishing.



Jim Kannenberg - National Manager - ICMS Services

Jim has been with the WI team in different positions for over 24 years. With a biochemistry and limnology background, mostly due to his time working as a seasonal MB employee in college, Jim has a great appreciation for the aquatic plant management industry. Based in Jackson, WI, Jim oversees all four services sites for the Marine Biochemists team. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hunting, and fishing.


Jim Kannenberg - National Manager - ICMS Services

Jim has been with the WI team in different positions for over 24 years. With a biochemistry and limnology background, mostly due to his time working as a seasonal MB employee in college, Jim has a great appreciation for the aquatic plant management industry. Based in Jackson, WI, Jim oversees all four services sites for the Marine Biochemists team. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hunting, and fishing.